Tag Archive: los angeles

DTLA: The Next Art of Charcuterie Classes at Cafe Pinot on April 11

  Cafe Pinot is now offering charcuterie classes called the Art of Charcuterie.  I love cooking classes and I attended the first one last month and the next one on summer style sausages is… Continue reading

DTLA: Getting New Orleans Style at Preux & Proper

  Preux and Proper opened late December in Downtown Los Angeles. Taking over the old Parish space, Preux and Proper has transformed it into a New Orleans paradise. The two-story restaurant has Preux downstairs… Continue reading

Mid-City: Stew at Smoke.Oil.Salt

  I recently checked out the putxero Valencia at Smoke.Oil.Salt. The Valencia-style stew is served on divided trays just like how Chef Perfecto Rocher would have it in school growing up in Spain.… Continue reading

DTLA: Classic Seafood and Gin Martinis at Water Grill

  Recently I checked out Water Grill. I hadn’t been in many years and was delighted to see the renovated room. Water Grill is one of Los Angeles’ best seafood restaurants and I’m… Continue reading

Chinatown: Noodles at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok in Portland has said he opened Pok Pok Phat Thai and the upcoming Pok Pok in Chinatown Los Angeles for the ease of getting Thai ingredients from the… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Our Grill On at Star BBQ

  When friends come to visit LA, I think there are a few quintessential LA experiences. After doing all the touristy stuff, there’s always time for dinner. And one of the fun things… Continue reading

Golden State of Cocktails Returns January 26-29

    Golden State of Cocktails returns to Los Angeles for its second year next week, January 26-29. Over 800 people are expected to attend GSC which includes seminars, spirited dinners, a bar… Continue reading

The Minty’s Favorite New Restaurant Openings of 2014

  In no particular order, here are my favorite 8 new openings for this year!   Saint Martha Night + Market Song Brilliantshine POT Maude Union Faith & Flower Cadet   I’m also… Continue reading

Chinatown: Late Night at Phoenix Inn

  When I was a kid growing up in LA, we would find ourselves at Phoenix Inn nearly weekly. And it was always a stop whenever we came  home from international flights from… Continue reading

DTLA: LA Chapter at ACE DTLA

  The restaurant LA Chapter at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been calling my name for a while. We made it for a quick snack with a couple of drinks… Continue reading